6 Eco-friendly Options for a New Roof

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When it’s time to replace the roof on your house, know your options. There have been many improvements in eco-friendly roofing materials and other sustainable roof styles are coming back into vogue among green builders. On the flip side, the asphalt shingle roofs found on many homes now may be leaching chemicals into rainwater run-off […]

Turn Over a New Leaf, Pick up the Yard Nature’s Way

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Green as she was in so many other ways, my grandmother’s manner of leaf disposal such a waste. Even today, depending on where you are, you see people needlessly destroying a tremendous natural resource. If your idea of “leaf pick up” means you rake them into the street or into cans and burn them, or […]

School Fundraisers Go Green to Raise Money

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Does your school need to make some money? What if we told you that your PTA or school club could earn money by being green? Think about it: you would not only be helping your school community by fundraising, but also our planet by recycling! “Green fundraisers” are becoming very popular and as a result […]

Winter Garden: How to Prepare for the First Frost

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The crisp afternoon air of fall has arrived and  the sun is just starting to set a little bit earlier each day. Before we know it, winter will be here and with it the first frost. This means that it’s time to get to the business of preparing for the cold. Have you given any […]

First Home Certified Emerald Under Green Building Standard

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RGB Custom Builders of East Stroudsburg, Pa., has built the first home to be certified to the Emerald level of the National Green Building Standard rating system. Builder Bob Brown’s home scored a total of 724 points in the six categories of the standard, which include energy, water and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development […]

How to Make Your Own Napkins Using Old Fabric

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Cloth napkins are being recognized as the eco-friendly, less wasteful choice for our tables. And they are not hard to make from old material you may have around your house. Here are some ideas on how to make your own cloth napkins. Start with these possible sources of old fabric to see what you may […]

Sustainable Types of Home Flooring: Environmentally-Friendly from the Ground Up

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You shouldn’t let a bunch of tree-hugging environmentalists just walk all over you unless, of course, you are environmentally friendly flooring. Sustainable flooring is rising in popularity among the different types of flooring on the contemporary home flooring market. We’re not surprised. The assorted types of flooring that comprise the “environmentally friendly flooring” group make […]

How to Use Sustainable Building Materials

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Using sustainable building materials is an important step in creating an energy-efficient, eco-friendly building. It will lower your energy costs and save raw materials. Sustainable building materials are renewable, used, refurbished, recycled, or recyclable. Some sustainable building materials incorporate energy efficiency into their structure and design. Here are some of the types of sustainable building […]

10 Ways to Use Bubble Wrap by Making Green Bubble Wrap

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Some time ago, I challenged myself to find uses for bubble wrap, and came up with so many, I now think of the material as “green bubble wrap.” Wrap with it, stuff with it, pad with it, heat with it—the only limits on the uses for bubble wrap are levied by your imagination and ingenuity. […]

Green Laundry Tips Save Energy and Keep Your Clothes Looking Fresh

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Are you making environmentally-friendly choices in your closet? If you’re buying clothing made from fabrics like organic cotton, hemp, and bamboo then you’re on the right track to building a greener wardrobe. But, there’s more to being green that what you can buy in a store. Being an eco-fashionista also means establishing a green routine […]